Shiri Takes Charge As 2022 AMAA Jury President
The 2022 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the President of the Jury, Keith Shiri, is in charge of AMAA Jurors meeting currently holding in Kigali, Rwanda.
The meeting is to decide nominees for the 24 categories of the awards. The categories include, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Editing and Best Sound.
Shiri, a founding juror at the AMAA, and an international film curator and programme advisor to several international film festivals, hinted that the nominations would be announced in September.
A well-travelled film curator, Shiri is currently curating the Icons of the Africa Centre Series for the legendary London-based cultural institution. He is also a consultant on film business development for the International Trade Centre (ITC), an agency of the United Nations that is implementing an initiative to promote film exports from the Caribbean to the UK and European markets. The awards ceremonies will hold from October 26 to 30, 2022 in Lagos.
TIFF To Honour Guðnadóttir,
El Hosaini At Its 47th Edition
CAMERON Bailey, CEO of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), has announced that the Academy award winning artist and composer from Iceland, Hildur Guðnadóttir, will be honoured with the Variety Artisan Award.
Award-winning Welsh-Egyptian filmmaker and screenwriter, Sally El Hosaini, will also be honoured with the TIFF Emerging Talent Award presented by MGM at the annual TIFF Tribute Awards.
Now in its fourth year, the TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI will return to an in-person gala fundraiser during the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 11.
Guðnadóttir and El Hosaini join the recently-announced list of 2022 TIFF Tribute Award honourees, including Brendan Fraser, who will receive the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by IMDbPro; Academy Award–winning filmmaker, Sam Mendes, who will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award; and the ensemble of My Policeman, who will receive the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by Polestar. “Both Guðnadóttir and Hosaini are singular artists, who continue to expand the horizons of their disciplines,” said Bailey.
“We’re proud to present TIFF Tribute Awards to Guðnadóttir for her remarkable score for Sarah Polley’s Women Talking, and El Hosaini for directing one of the most urgent, moving films of the year in The Swimmers.” The TIFF Variety Artisan Award recognises a distinguished creative who has excelled at their craft and made an outstanding contribution to cinema and entertainment.
The TIFF Tribute Awards honour the film industry’s outstanding contributors and their achievements, recognising leading industry members, acting talent, directorial expertise, new talent, and a below-the-line artist and creator.
Berlinale Co-Production Market Seeks Film, Series Projects
FOR the 20th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 18 to 22, 2023), experienced producers from all over the world can submit new feature-length film projects in need of co-producers and financiers until September 30, 2022.
The project budgets can be anywhere between one and 20 million Euros, and should have at least 30 percent of the financing or production funding from the project’s native country in place prior to selection. New series projects for ‘Co-Pro Series’ can be submitted until October 15. More information can be sourced at www.berlinale.de
Yaza Africa, International Images
Film Festival Partner For Women
AFRICA New Media Group has announced that its signature brand for African women, Yaza Africa, has been named the official media partner for the International Images Film Festival for Women.
The festival returns for its 19th edition this year in Harare, Zimbabwe under the directorship of the acclaimed director and writer, Tsitsi Dangarembga.
The IIFF is an international festival returning to the world stage after the COVID-19 pandemic to inspire positive images of women, interrogate, debate, and celebrate the world of women through film.
This year’s festival’s theme, Women at Crossroads, gives filmmakers an opportunity to explore the tough choices women are faced with in today’s world and how they can best make decisions that work for them and society.
According to IIIF Director “the IIIF is intentional about providing a platform for African women to tell their stories. This is crucial because they are faced with difficult choices and it’s important to talk about these issues and bring that into the public consciousness. That’s why we are excited to work with partners like Yaza who share in this vision and will help us bring our message and our festival to audiences across Africa and the world.”
Agnes Amondi – the principal in charge of the project for Yaza Africa added: “Now more than ever, black women want to tell their own stories and that’s why this partnership with the International Images Film Festival is important to us. We are giving them the chance to talk about the issues they care about, and we are more than delighted to do that.” Additional information on IFF can be sourced at email@example.com